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Addictions Counseling - Faculty

Terry Forrest, MA, is a licensed Professional Counselor and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has worked to improve the lives of individuals, couples and families for more than 30 years and has specialized in addiction treatment for the past 23 years. In addition to working with clients with diverse backgrounds, Terry has served as clinical supervisor and program manager for men’s residential treatment and detoxification services and currently serves as the Director of Professional Services for De Paul Treatment Centers here in Portland. In this position, Terry has the primary responsibility for quality assurance in the delivery of treatment services for those struggling with substance use disorders and process addictions. For the past several years Terry has taught Addictions Counseling at Western Seminary in Portland. He is recognized by the International Board of Christian Counselors as a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor. 

Stephen Keeley, MS, CADCIII, CGACII, was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and earned a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Richmond (VA). He moved to Portland, OR in 2001 and worked as a substance abuse counselor in the Multnomah and Washington County Drug Courts for about 5 years, when he decided go to graduate school and study family counseling. He received an M.S. in Counselor Education from Portland State University in 2008, and worked as a problem gambling counselor for Volunteers of America, and is currently in private practice. Stephen enjoys counseling those with gambling problems and their families, and has provided several trainings on working with couples and families in which one or more members suffers from an addiction.

Portia Sipes, LPC, NCC, CADC I, ACS, has a private practice where she works with individuals and couples with mental health and addiction issues. Prior to opening her practice, she worked in the non-profit sector as a counselor, program manager, clinical supervisor, and executive director. She is involved in the community as a member of the Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies board, as well as a community member of the Reed College Institutional Review Board.

Janet Bardossi, LCSW, has over twenty five years’ professional experience. She brings a long history of program development for youth, adults and families. She has successfully developed innovative programs for homeless, forensic, individuals with co-occurring disorders, and community justice populations. Janet has presented locally and nationally on integrated services and process improvement. She is dedicated to working with social service organizations and staff to increase recovery opportunities for individuals, families and communities.

Ben Wyatt, MA, CADC II, received his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Lewis and Clark college in 2007. He has worked in the mental health and addictions field since that time, as a child and family therapist, drug court counselor and clinical supervisor. Currently he is the program manager for S.T.A.R.T. (Success, Through Accountability, Restitution and Treatment), a treatment program associated with the Multnomah county drug-court that provides co-occurring treatment to those convicted of property offenses. Ben enjoys helping new clinicians develop the skills to work with drug addicted individuals who are also involved with the criminal justice system. He gets further enjoyment from educating the larger community about the structure and value of the drug-court model.